Welcoming our New Vice President of Development

The Max Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Wilma Comenat as Vice President of Development of The Max Foundation. Wilma has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector leading development teams and driving major donor fundraising initiatives. Her previous roles include the Associate Executive Director of JDRF Greater Northwest, Regional Director of Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.’s Pacific Northwest region, and Deputy Executive Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

New study confirms an excellent survival rate of cancer patients in a medication donation program

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health, The Max Foundation, and Novartis Oncology found that chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients taking first-line treatment in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as part of the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP) have survival rates that compare favorably to those of CML patients receiving treatment in high-income countries.

Join us at the American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Traveling to the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) annual meeting on December 7–10? We hope to see you at one of our sessions! Save these events to your calendar: The Max Foundation and iCMLf: Forum for Physicians from Emerging...

The Max Foundation Delivers First Treatment into Mozambique

On November 1, 2019, the first shipment of treatment arrived at the hospital in Maputo, Mozambique. This is the first country Max Access Solutions, The Max Foundation’s patient-centered access model, has expanded into without a former access program in place.

The Critical Role of Humanitarian Donations

In a recent commentary published in the Journal of Global Oncology, co-authors Pat Garcia-Gonzalez MA, Gilberto Lopes MD, Erin Schwartz and Lawrence Shulman MD, clearly outline the need and efficacy of humanitarian donation programs using lessons learned from the success of joint access initiatives between Novartis and The Max Foundation.

The Max Foundation Releases Video from Global Experience

Watch The Max Foundation's video from Max Global Experience Uganda. The Max Global Experience Uganda was a fundraising and engagement opportunity for patient leaders, industry partners, and Max team members to come together to expand access to cancer treatment in Africa. The global experience included an all-day symposium, a visit to the Uganda Cancer Institute, and a “last mile” walk along the Nile in solidarity with patients across Africa.